Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Important

March 25, 2020

The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular calendar upside down.

In uncertain times, you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re likely spending much more more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

Were you aware we can put in indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Today’s homes are securely sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air could be dirtier than the air outside. In fact, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can cause a problem, since the has calculated we spend about 90% of our days inside.

There are a lot of factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of actions you can take to enhance your air quality. Some solutions include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not certain which system is a good fit for your home? Our expert pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several aspects that impact your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your home’s distinct needs.

Keep reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we sell.

 

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters pollutants.

One of the most ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We recommend getting no less than a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter gives fresher air while reducing energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Whatever filter you select, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been fully checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC system working smoothly.

In advance of getting a more powerful filter, contact us at 318-855-2326. Our professionals can help you find the best option for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that cause strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed on the inside of your HVAC equipment. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system might offer welcome relief. Especially if you are in a muggy area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an extra advantage for your comfort unit. It may help it run longer and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It completes this without limiting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your home can help keep your family in good health during the winter. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, amidst further cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity across your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to spread humidity when your heating equipment isn’t operating.

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc, we’re committed to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality options, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling associate. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we visit your residence.

To find out more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 318-855-2326 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any concerns you might have with a technician coming to your residence at this time.

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*Based on in-duct testing that shows Healthy Climate® filters reduce airflow restriction. Greater restriction of airflow creates a greater load on a unit’s fan motor, increasing energy consumption.